FORMER Darlington manager Tommy Wright has lost his job at Stratford Town.

The club reached the play-offs last season, but are currently 11th in the Southern League Central Division and announced their decision this morning.

A statement read: “Following a series of disappointing performances and two cup defeats the club have decided to part company with manager Tommy Wright.

“The board would like to thank Tommy for all of his hard work during his time at the club and wish him all the best in the future however we believe we need to make a change now and go in a different direction.”

The news comes six months after Wright left Darlington, and since taking the position at Stratford he has also been working in Mansfield Town’s youth system.

Wright said: “I have enjoyed my time at the club I want to say thank to everybody at Stratford for their support and wish the club all the best in the future.

“I understand that the club wants a change of direction while I have a busy schedule with my role at Mansfield Town.”

Wright took former Darlington players Mitchell Glover and Liam Hughes to Stratford Town.

Meanwhile, after continuing their progress in the FA Cup at the weekend, Quakers return to league action this Saturday at home to Boston United (3pm).